Authorities identify man found dead in Golden Gate Park
A man found dead in western Golden Gate Park Sunday has been identified as 55-year-old David Borowy of San Francisco.
Police received a report at about 5:35 p.m. Sunday regarding an area near the intersection of John F. Kennedy Drive and Bernice Rodgers Way, also known as South Fork Drive, in Golden Gate Park. There, police found a dead man later identified as Borowy.
Bay City News reports that San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr mentioned Borowy’s death Tuesday in a hearing regarding renovations proposed for the nearby Beach Chalet soccer fields:
Police Chief Greg Suhr mentioned the death when he appeared at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors hearing on Tuesday night to testify about safety concerns in the area near the Beach Chalet soccer fields.
The board approved plans to install synthetic turf and lighting at the soccer fields. Suhr has previously said that the lighting would help reduce illicit activity such as drug use and prostitution in the area.
Residents near the west end of the park have complained for decades that the area near the soccer fields and two windmills has been a haven not only for people soliciting sex in the bushes, but also for people who prey on them, selling them drugs or robbing them and other park users.